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Pelt saving coyote loads

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:51 PM
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Re: Pelt saving coyote loads

I use to use the 85g spitzers or 85g HP's and they did an excellent job. The 100g spitzers do too. The 87g match do a decent job as well. I stay away from the plastic tips, they blow up alright and so do the hides. They're ment more for varmints not predators.

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: Pelt saving coyote loads

OK seen well over a 100 yotes killed with this load and know of probably 3-400 killed with it, About 5 guys I know shoot it and have for years.

60 Gr Sierra Hp with whatever powder your gun likes the best, Mine likes IMR 4064 or H 414

I skin all my yotes and this load ia amazing on fur, Way better than any of my 22-250 loads I load it Mod speeds not hot
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:30 AM
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Kinda off the subject but I shot my 4th yote yesterday with my new 204 and 40gr V-max loads, it went under 10ft and traveled farther than any of the others. If you want pelts it shouldn't blow up cats or fox most of the time. For a "feed truck" gun on the ranch I still prefer the 6mm or 243 because the heavier bullets will break a coyote down at a bad angle, even a straight away butt shot, but the little 204 is proving to be plenty on broadside yotes. I shot a chicken with it at 200yds at a friends place and it still didn't exit on a small hollow-boned bird so I think it will stay in the smaller varmints and not exit. Just an observation from one kill. I am still a fan of the 70-75gr polymer tip bullets for yotes. If I wanted to shoot fox or cats also and was set on the 243 I'd try the 85gr partition or the 90gr accubond when they make more in February. I love those bullets because they offer quick expansion on impact without blowing up. They have good shock value without overexpanding before exit. The 90 or 95gr ballistic tip work well also for this, but I prefer the AB or PT because they have given extremely consistent performance from rifles 22-30 cal in weights from 60-180gr in different rifles, calibers, and velocities.
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